Even with today’s busy lifestyle it’s important for pets and owners alike to keep fit so they can tackle all their important daily tasks (like testing out those new chew toys dad brought home!) with a clear mind.
Here at the Daily Fluff we’ve compiled four ways to exercise with your dog this spring, that will clear that winter fog away and get you both outside, soaking up some healthy Vitamin D.
1. Walking or running:
Walking or running with your dog is one of the most common ways to get fit while bonding together.
Instagram celebs Sherman and Diesel are big fans of a good beach run, they love how it wears their owner out so they can relax afterwards:
“Hearing the word W.A.L.K is our favourite part of the day. We like to exercise our human at the local off-leash beach, Beaumaris Yacht Club. Look out for Diesel chasing his favourite purple ball and I will be rolling around in some seaweed. remember regular exercise is great for your humans and helps keep us happy and healthy too.”
2. Keepings off:
Dogs love ball sports. Head to the backyard or local park with a soccer ball and play keepings off! Gentle dribbling activities will work out both you and your dog, while you try to keep the ball away and your dog tries to catch it. This is also a good way for you to check in with your old sports skills and see if you’ve still got it!
3. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding:
If you’ve always wanted to try paddle boarding but haven’t the heart to leave your pooch at home while you get to splash around in the ocean, there’s no need to worry! Dogs love water, waves and the ocean in general. Any pup that loves the feel of the wind in their face during the drive down to the beach will equally enjoy the sea spray as they get to ride the waves like Kate Winslet in the Titanic.
As the weather warms up, the beaches fill up. Bodysurfing is a fun way to get fit and no equipment is necessary! Your dog can join in too and catch waves with you. Careful though, your pooch might show you up on the beach, either by riding those waves more smoothly, or attracting the attention of cute lifeguards!
Do you have any fun tips on how to exercise with your pet? Let us know in the comments below!